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Fall TV Preview 2013 

The L.A. Weekly's first-ever, network-agnostic, distribution-neutral preview of everything worth streaming

Thursday, Sep 5 2013
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Here in L.A., it's hard to ignore the changes in how we watch television. Most of our Facebook friends have a Kickstarter for their web series. CBS goes blank on Time Warner Cable boxes — but you can still watch full episodes of Under the Dome on cbs.com. Netflix's "For Your Consideration" Emmy Awards billboards for House of Cards assault us as we're stuck on Santa Monica Boulevard.

We know that online video may be the future — and that not all of it is worthy of our attention. That many new cable channels are starting, but it's hard to know which will survive.

So for L.A. Weekly's fall TV preview issue, we've kept an open mind, including shows from almost delivery method, new and old: network, basic cable, pay cable, syndicated, satellite provider, user-generated video community and top-down online media site. Each one, however, is of particular interest to L.A. readers, capturing an aspect of our city and the way we make entertainment. 

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Reach the writer at zpincusroth@laweekly.com

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